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I really liked this show. I tuned in from the beginning because I like Josh Duhamel and was fascinated by Dean Winters, who I'd only seen before as "Mayhem" in the AllState commercials. As it turns out, they were great together and the show was finding its legs. It's a shame. I don't think 8.1 million viewers translates to failure. I hope both of these fine actors find a way back to us on TV.

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Quite easily the worst season ever,
Only one decent episode.
Kill switch was easily the best episode.
Sleeper was the worst and ranks quite easily with Watershed, ITBOTB and For better or Worse as the worst episodes of Castle.
Reckoning ? Castle is arrested by not one but TWO policemen who witness him attempting to kill a person and he isn't charged? He and Espo execute Tyson alah vigilante style and no-one says anything and the reason to let him back the precinct is even lamer than the reason why he could work there! Gimmme a break. Best villain was easily 3XK. Only wish Marlowe didn't stuff up the episode. no funny lines. the previous episode we heard Ryan say he rarely saw his wife or daughter because of his second job yet here he is selfishly practising a 'dance number' instead of being at home with his family. Best twist. Nah. He witness a murder yet is let go free if he says nothing and Marlowe and Miller don't even know how old he is! Beckett cannot make the Senate. she has suspended from the NYPD and sacked from a national security job all in less than one year. The tape will bring out she his evidence from the police force. She has been married to an ex-con. She is married to am an with an 'interesting' past. the Nikki Heat books are ripe for exploitation and we haven't even go to her having her head being messed with by Meredith , Vaughn and Stack. Only a complete idiot could believe she could win a police campaign. There is a huge work needed to resurrect this once great series. Unfortunately it looks as though it has jumped the shark. I hope the new people in charge can avert this but experience tells us they cannot.

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I can't believe they are canceling this show. We really looked forward to it at our house and loved the give and take between Russ and Milt. Gone too soon. Too bad when there is so much crap out there.

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I've been following the comments for some time and I don't usually engage, but.....
I am so uh, put out?, that this show has cancelled. This year only had three shows worth watching added to the line up. Ncis:NO, Forever, and Battlecreek.
I have really enjoyed Battlecreek from the beginning. It's a little different, the humor has been great (I see nothing funny in the comedies that seem to go on and on). I agree with what others here have said about the "realities" . And I miss Longmire, also. And that's it.

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Since Battle Creek was canceled, I hope Dean Winters (Russ) gets to do more Allstate commercials as "Mayhem"...Love those ads!

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I was a bit tired of the series, honestly. I can only stand the negativity of Russ's attitude for so long. I'm not going to watch season after season of this bitterness and sarcasm.

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When are the network execs going to realize that people OVER the age of 30 count, too!
Also Sunday Night at 10pm Eastern on CBS is a TOTAL DEATH KNELL for programs because they are constantly pre-empted when an afternoon Sporting Event runs over its allotted time....God forbid they pre-empt a news or "reality" show instead.

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@ Cat

Agreed. This show, which I really liked....didn't debut until March. And I think in weeks 3 and 4.....it had delayed starts due to the NCAA basketball tourney. (at least in the Central and Eastern time zones). CBS should have given this show more of a chance. I was hoping that Vince Gilligan might have great influence with AMC....and they'd pick it up (since he gave them two hit series in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

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I really liked it and it did find it's stride as the season went on. I agree that some dimwitted, but cheap to make, "reality" show will be put on. But the Sunday night 10p hour is like the slot of death, because of the over run of sports.

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Battle Creek Series Finale Review: Sympathy for the Devil

So much reason to keep this show running and you give up on it. Shame on you!

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Battle Creek Series Finale Review: Sympathy for the Devil

How appropriate co-producer David Shore would call up from "House"(produced by Shore, also)co-star Robert Sean Leonard to help close out another gem of series! Just when things really got interesting!